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FDP Forum / Fender Guitars: Stratocasters / i think Strat headstocks look some much better than tele ones.

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socal
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Aug 2nd, 2018 07:30 PM   Edit   Profile  

That's the genius of Leo. There's Strat lovers and there's Tele lovers. Leo came up with these two icons. Incredible.

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Ooo that sandwich

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Aug 2nd, 2018 11:15 PM   Edit   Profile  

Not completely the case.

Paul Bisby's guitar preceded the Strat, and even it borrowed the headstock shape from older German guitars.

Bigsby's headstock next to a "CBS" Strat headstock

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Ooo that sandwich

is gonna get et
Aug 2nd, 2018 11:30 PM   Edit   Profile  

There was a whole lot of idea stealing in the guitar business.

Most players know Les Paul didn't design anything on the Gibson guitar bearing his name--it was already done when Gibson sought him out for the endorsement deal--but here's something not many players are aware of.

O. W. Appleton built what is probably the first solid body electric guitar as we know it today. He went to Gibson with it in 1942 to see if they were interested. They weren't.

This was years before Fender's Broadcaster and a full 10 years before the Gibson Les Paul.

Look familiar?

socal
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California

Aug 3rd, 2018 02:04 PM   Edit   Profile  

Thx for the good info, Peegoo!

(This message was last edited by socal at 04:05 PM, Aug 3rd, 2018)

socal
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Aug 4th, 2018 10:31 AM   Edit   Profile  

Hi jesse1d, Jeepguy & Ten Bob, This is a good OP on Strats/Teles. I also like a Tele headstock on a Strat body. So much so that I ended up picking up 10 early 80s Bullets. 8 are US Fullertons (almost all configs), 1 is MIJ Squier (dual hb) & 1 is a US Fullerton Bullet Bass (short scale). The Bullet necks as you probably already know are basically the same as Tele necks (Herb Gastelum, etc.). Altho probably a little narrower at the nut. My preferred Bullet neck is what I call a "triple maple". One piece maple neck, maple skunk stripe and maple plug. John Page said that he wanted to make the Bullet neck special with the maple skunk stripe (altho many Bullet necks have walnut skunk stripes). Guys pick up these early 80s essentially Tele necks for around $325 when they are offered. The Strat-shaped body on Bullets are 7/8 sized. The narrower neck and smaller body were designed to accommodate younger student players since the Bullets were introduced to replace the Mustangs. Also, John Cruz put together many of the Fullerton Bullet pickguards with his signed JC initials. Many with the same early 80s Fullerton Strat 57/62 RI red bobbin pups. Haven't seen any grey bobbins in early 80s Fullerton Bullets. Fullerton red bobbin pups also show up in the early 80s MIJ Squier Bullets. It's rumored that the early 80s MIJ Squier Bullets have US Fullerton-made necks (some at least). Not sure if that's true.

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Ooo that sandwich

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Aug 4th, 2018 01:04 PM   Edit   Profile  

The Bullet is a 100% pro-level guitar. Wonderful to play, and they sound fantastic.

Not too far a jump from the Mustang, Musicmaster and Duo-Sonic.

socal
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California

Aug 5th, 2018 08:29 PM   Edit   Profile  

Hey Peegoo, Seems as if you know everything 'bout Fender. Thx for your input, man.

socal
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Aug 9th, 2018 10:04 AM   Edit   Profile  

Peegoo, These early 80s Fullerton Bullets are going for a high of $650+. I believe they are kinda under the radar being confused with Made in China & Made in Korea Bullets, etc. (as well as MIJ Squier Bullets). Do you see the Fullerton Bullets appreciating from $650+ if "discovered" by more buyers? Just from asking Fender players almost none really know about the USA Bullets.

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